Language and Culture Resource Center to locate and centralize the existing resources relating to the Bois Forte Language and culuture. To also provide Bois Forte community with opportunities to learn the language and culture, not only in an edcuational setting but also in a hands on setting while engaging cultural practices.
Project Goals and Objectives: With this proposal, 1) we seek to increase Ojibwe proficiency intergenerational language speaking opportunities for community members within our camp and afterwards. 2) We want to develop teaching materials for outdoor activities for use in any camp setting, and 3) Provide a model for professional development of language camp staff.
Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidakiiminaang - will train five staff members in the language and practice of traditional activities associated with babies and parenting, led by knowledgeable elder-first speakers with years of experience. Staff members will spend a total of 16 days with four elder-first speakers engaged in language associated with pregnancy, birthing, newborns, infants, toddlers, cradleboard, moss bags, baby swing, and baby rattles. We will make audio-video recordings of these training sessions to have as a detailed record and reference tool.